| Apr 13, 2013
| 7:41 PM
— Opportunities of magnitude, life-changing moments, should be seized and cherished. Tiger Woods had one Saturday at the Masters, and he shanked it. Same for tournament officials.
This is not so much a golf tournament as it is a monument to...
| Jun 15, 2013
| 8:01 PM
ARDMORE, Pa. — Steve Stricker, true to his personality, played another wild and crazy round in the U.S. Open golf tournament Saturday.
One double bogey. Two birdies. Even-par 70.
Also, one semi-fist pump and a smile, followed quickly by a return...
| Feb 16, 2013
| 7:19 PM
Third-round leader Bill Haas is trying to become only the eighth player to win what is now called Northern Trust Open in consecutive years.
The first player to do it was Macdonald Smith in 1928-29.
The last to do it was Phil Mickelson in 2008-09....
| Feb 17, 2013
| 8:30 PM
The playoff that led to the payoff at Riviera Country Club was always so freeway close, yet it took seven years of weaving through all the traffic.
Isn't that life in L.A.?
John Merrick was born in Long Beach, played at UCLA and had scuffed around the...
| Feb 18, 2013
Tiger Woods had a good reason for snubbing the Northern Trust Open again this year.
It turns out he was playing in the President's Cup.
Woods spent Sunday playing golf with President Obama at the Floridian, a secluded club on that state's Treasure...
| Feb 13, 2013
| 4:55 PM
Charlie Wi has had enough of being a bridesmaid. He wants to get the toast, not give it, at the big banquet.
It's not that he hasn't had success on the American pro golf tour. This is his eighth season and his bank account shows $9.1 million for his...
| Feb 14, 2013
| 7:25 PM
The highlight for Brandt Jobe after Thursday's first round of the Northern Trust Open was not his five-under-par 66 and his third-place standing. It was that he could shoot 66 at Riviera and sit at a news conference without any pain.
If the movie people...
| Feb 15, 2013
| 8:49 PM
It was high noon Friday and the faithful were everywhere, waiting for Phil Mickelson to pull the trigger on his second round in the Northern Trust Open.
About 300 yards down the fairway, where his opening tee shot would land, they were three deep...
| Feb 15, 2013
| 9:40 PM
What an autograph-rush weekend it should be at the Northern Trust Open, with headliners such as Phil Mickelson, Bill Haas, Keegan Bradley, Adam Scott, Ernie Els, Sergio Garcia and Fred Couples all ... well, making the cut.
Never mind the top of the...
| Feb 15, 2013
| 9:42 PM
The keys to playing Riviera Country Club as a PGA Tour pro don't just involve reading the greens and knowing what mid-iron to pull.
Just as important is where you plan to sleep at night.
John Merrick, in the thick of Northern Trust contention at eight...
| Jan 20, 2013
| 10:53 PM
Golf celebrates its winners and tortures its losers. It isn't a game, it's a giant thumbscrew.
At first glance, Sunday presented the opposite. Everything was idyllic in the California desert, where they play the Humana Challenge (formerly the Bob Hope)...